Join us online

for 8 sessions – afternoon (ET)


June 16-17 & 23-24

Main Conference

July 14-15 & 21-22
Call for Presentations is open!

The 2021 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling theme will recognize the pervasive effects of the pandemic. Its theme is ‘Embracing Change Together’ and all the conference activities will occur online. The pandemic has also caused changes in how people can seek and receive help, and ways that responsible gambling and prevention programs can best be delivered.

With this year being its 35th iteration, the conference is the oldest and largest annual national conference that brings together people from all facets of healthcare, research, government, and the many segments of the gambling industry. With top-notch national and international experts as speakers, as well as those who work on local and state levels, the conference is a unique resource for everyone who works in these fields, as well as those in recovery and concerned others. From tele-therapy to digital tools to insightful policy, the conference provides both detailed in-depth knowledge and cross-training opportunities.

Now more than ever, it is critical that we all work together to learn about new methods for prevention, treatment and responsible gambling as well as basics and continuing developments in the field.

Conference tracks:
Treatment  |  Recovery  |  Prevention  |  Community  |  Military & Veterans  |  Tribal  |  Sports  |  Responsible Gambling & Regulation

We’ve seen an increasingly wide expansion of online gambling during the pandemic, including sports betting, iLottery, and social gambling, as well as various methods of cashless payment. We expect this to escalate as more state governments face budget shortfalls in the next two years. Protecting consumers who gamble, as well as their families, needs to be part of legislation, regulation and gambling company operations. Our conference is an important tool to increase knowledge, conversation and action on all these aspects, and thereby help mitigate harm.

Some details:

  • Recordings will be available for approximately 30 days after these dates.
  • Up to 30 CEUs (or 4 per day).
  • We are working on ways to support personal networking also.
  • Presenters and topics will cover a wide range of information for all aspects and levels of the field, including Treatment, Recovery, Prevention, Community, Military & Veterans, Tribal Matters, Responsible Gambling and Sports Gambling.
  • Registration will open in the near future – watch this space and sign up for our emails if you are not already receiving them.

Template letter requesting employer approval to attend

Be a conference sponsor!

Sponsors enjoy cost-effective visibility in the problem gambling and responsible gambling fields with significant exposure to peers, colleagues and competitors.  Our recent in-person conferences garnered attendance of over 600 professionals from treatment, prevention, education, research, judicial, regulatory, legislative, and other fields, as well as the recovery community. And our July 2020 Digital Symposium (which replaced the in-person Pre-Conference Workshops) attracted more than twice the attendance of previous in-person iterations. In addition, sponsorship can:

  • Create positive impact with increased training and effectiveness for your staff or Board members and more effective RG operations.
  • Support goodwill and positive public relations through acknowledgement of your corporate social responsibility awareness and action.
  • Serve other goals too – training, marketing, philanthropy, human resources – or all of them!

Sponsor levels and benefits coming soon

Please contact Barbara Rollins, Deputy Director for Advancement, for more information.